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Topic: foods + coffee (24 msgs / 596 lines)
1) From: Aaron Peterson
Somebody mentioned earlier tonight eating dried figs that really
complemented their Columbian Huila - San Jose de Isnos.
It made me wonder, what other foods to you fine folks like to eat that
you feel are good complements for coffee, or maybe even specific foods
that compliment specific coffees or types of coffee?
Aaron Peterson
Versailles, KY

2) From: Brett Mason
Brownies
Colombia Narino - FC+ Drip
Lemon Bars (Cookies)
Ethiopia Yrgacheffe
Frangelica
Brazil Moggiana
OK, so there's a couple of mine...
Brett
  Zassed
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3) From: b cook
Pretty much anything chocolate or cookies with any coffee.
When I used to smoke cigars regularly I also liked a good cigar while
sipping coffee.
bc
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4) From: Scot Murphy
On |Mar 22, at 9:42 PM|Mar 22, Aaron Peterson wrote:
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Bananas. Cinnamon rolls (the really doughy kind). Oranges.  
Shortbread. Buttered toast. Snickerdoodles.
Scot "chocolate? not so much" Murphy
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5) From: Woody DeCasere
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NO DOUBT, but i dont know that you can call a cigar food?!?!
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6) From: Scott Miller
Scot Murphy wrote:
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Oranges and shortbread for sure!
Had not thought about bananas, but I'm intrigued, so I'll give that try...
A favorite of mine is homemade marshmallows dusted with powdered sugar 
that's spiked with a little cinnamon. Best with a stovetop espresso 
strength brew. Haven't made those in a couple months, so time soon come.
cheers,
Scott --> not so much chocolate either.

7) From: Scot Murphy
On |Mar 23, at 12:26 AM|Mar 23, Scott Miller wrote:
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How do you do homemade marshmallows? I remember, when I was but a  
lad, having them made with actual marsh mallow. It's such a wonderful  
flavor...why hasn't anyone cultivated it like they have vanilla? I  
think it could compete.
Hey, would somebody like to bankroll a $1,000,000 venture I'm  
thinking of?
Scot "you can have some profits once everything's amortized" Murphy
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8) From: Sandy Andina
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Currently nibbling on a delicious sugar-free chocolate biscotti  
(biscotto, since it's just one) while savoring a mug of Aeropressed  
Mexico Esmeralda Natural Decaf.
As to stash reduction, sigh.  My son came up and asked when I was  
going to roast some more Uganda Bugisu (he likes it even better than  
the Horse). His face fell when I told him we were out (and I'd  
thought till now that so was SM). And I asked my husband, a confirmed  
Sumatraholic, how he likes the aged stuff--and he shouted, "I LOVE  
IT--it's the best stuff you've ever served!!" Well, when I showed him  
we had a scant half-lb. left, he said "For pity's sake, order five  
pounds!" This from a man whose usual mantra is "Watch the  
bucks." (Come to think of it, he thought it was also cool that I'd  
bought a mandolin, the kind you play rather than slice onions with,  
and a second XM radio and subscription for his car.  I am worried  
that aliens may have snatched him in the night and replaced him with  
a Stepford Husband...........naaaah).
So only two weeks after I swore it'd be my last order for awhile, I  
have just told Harvey to bring me 5 lbs. ea. of the Bugisu and Aged  
Sumatra, as well as a lb. each of the decaf Java and El Salvador to  
try.  I had wondered what the deal was about the aged Sumatra--I like  
it but I am not as fanatical about it as my husband or my  
assistant.....then I realized that peaty undertone makes it taste  
like..................................SCOTCH!  When I told my  
husband, he grinned and said, "And?"
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Sandy
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Currently nibbling on a =
delicious sugar-free chocolate biscotti (biscotto, since it's just one) =
while savoring a mug of Aeropressed Mexico Esmeralda Natural =
Decaf.
As to stash = reduction, sigh.  My son came up and asked when I was going to roast = some more Uganda Bugisu (he likes it even better than the Horse). His = face fell when I told him we were out (and I'd thought till now that so = was SM). And I asked my husband, a confirmed Sumatraholic, how he likes = the aged stuff--and he shouted, "I LOVE IT--it's the best stuff you've = ever served!!" Well, when I showed him we had a scant half-lb. left, he = said "For pity's sake, order five pounds!" This from a man whose usual = mantra is "Watch the bucks." (Come to think of it, he thought it was = also cool that I'd bought a mandolin, the kind you play rather than = slice onions with, and a second XM radio and subscription for his car.  = I am worried that aliens may have snatched him in the night and replaced = him with a Stepford Husband...........naaaah).
So only two weeks after I = swore it'd be my last order for awhile, I have just told Harvey to bring = me 5 lbs. ea. of the Bugisu and Aged Sumatra, as well as a lb. each of = the decaf Java and El Salvador to try.  I had wondered what the deal = was about the aged Sumatra--I like it but I am not as fanatical about it = as my husband or my assistant.....then I realized that peaty undertone = makes it taste like..................................SCOTCH!  When I = told my husband, he grinned and said, "And?" On Mar 23, = 2006, at 12:26 AM, Scott Miller wrote:
Scot Murphy wrote: Bananas. Cinnamon rolls (the really doughy kind). = Oranges.  Shortbread. = Buttered toast. Snickerdoodles. Scot "chocolate? not so much" Murphy = Oranges = and shortbread for sure!Had not = thought about bananas, but I'm intrigued, so I'll give that = try... A favorite of mine is homemade marshmallows dusted = with powdered sugar that's spiked with a little cinnamon. Best with a = stovetop espresso strength brew. Haven't made those in a couple months, = so time soon come.cheers, Scott = --> not so much chocolate either.homeroast mailing listhttp://li=sts.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroastTo change your personal list settings (digest = options, vacations, unsvbscribes) go to http://=sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings = = = --Apple-Mail-83--565247023--

9) From: Scott Miller
Scot Murphy wrote:
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Scot,
They are very simple to make, but the caveat is that sugar cookery "can 
be" risky if you have small children or curious folks around. Boiling 
sugary syrups can be wicked. I have a couple scars on my hands from 
making caramel apples 30+ years ago.
If you don't have a heavy duty electric mixer, don't bother trying this 
(think KitchenAid, Bosch, or other similarly powered tabletop mixer). 
You have to whip air into the sugar mix for several minutes.
This page is where I found the recipe I started using a couple years ago.
Plain old store bought marshmallows will not even closely resemble these 
confections. Drop one in a cup of hot chocolate and you'll see a real 
difference in how they enhance the cup.
Also, a homemade marshmallow that has been toasted is AWESOME! ... by 
itself or with coffee.
cheers,
Scott

10) From: an iconoclast
On 3/22/06, Sandy Andina  wrote:
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Hey Sandy,
Since you'll get the decaf Java and the El Salvador before I do,
please let me know how you like it.  I saw it and am intent on adding
it to my next order.  After I tasted your Uganda Bugisu in our
exchange, I WILL be getting some.  I have to tell you, I have been
inching into second crack with some of my roasts since we had our
exchange. Wow! And the aroma when grinding is to die for. Thanks for
the help.
Ann

11) From: Sandy Andina
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Ah, young Grasshopper--you have learned one of the Secrets of the  
Universe: fear not the second crack!  Seriously, some stuff really  
shines best at FC-FC+.    If the El Salvador decaf is half as good as  
the COE Pacamaral was, it should be awesome!!   Java Blawan decaf was  
one of the first decafs I'd ever roasted, and I'm really looking  
forward to having a nice thick low-acid blending decaf that can  
complement some of those snappier Centrals.
But oh, how I miss that Tanzania Peaberry decaf!
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Sandy
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Ah, young Grasshopper--you have =
learned one of the Secrets of the Universe: fear not the second crack!  =
Seriously, some stuff really shines best at FC-FC+.    If the El =
Salvador decaf is half as good as the COE Pacamaral was, it should be =
awesome!!   Java Blawan decaf was one of the first decafs I'd ever =
roasted, and I'm really looking forward to having a nice thick low-acid =
blending decaf that can complement some of those snappier =
Centrals.
But oh, = how I miss that Tanzania Peaberry decaf!   On Mar 23, = 2006, at 1:28 AM, an iconoclast wrote:
On 3/22/06, Sandy Andina <sandraandina> = wrote: = So only two weeks after I = swore it'd be my last order for awhile, I havejust told Harvey to bring me 5 lbs. ea. of the = Bugisu and Aged Sumatra, aswell as a lb. = each of the decaf Java and El Salvador to try. Hey = Sandy, Since you'll get the decaf Java and the El Salvador = before I do,please let me know how you like = it.  I saw it and am = intent on addingit to my next order.  After I tasted your Uganda = Bugisu in ourexchange, I WILL be getting = some.  I have to tell = you, I have beeninching into second crack with = some of my roasts since we had ourexchange. = Wow! And the aroma when grinding is to die for. Thanks forthe help. Annhomeroast mailing listhttp://li=sts.sweetmarias.com/mailman/listinfo/homeroastTo change your personal list settings (digest = options, vacations, unsvbscribes) go to http://=sweetmarias.com/maillistinfo.html#personalsettings = = = --Apple-Mail-87--562577602--

12) From: Elaine
With plain NY style cheesecake (you know only slightly
flavored with lemon or vanilla) I really enjoy Yemens
DP Ethiopians, or an Indian coffee. With BBQ, I like
Sumatras, Yemens and DP Ethiopians. Yergi I drink with
whatever I would drink tea with, like egg salad or
tuna fish sandwiches or salads.
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13) From: Michael Wascher
Chocolate, dark with rich coffees & milk with a mild cup. A good
brandy,
with either coffee or chocolate or both.
Scones are wonderful. We stopped at a roadside tourist trap in Australia
that a friend recommended, blah coffee even though they were within an hour
of Mountain Top, but wonderful light scones served with sweet clotted cream
& preserves. A decent cup of coffee to complement the scones.
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14) From: Angelo
Canned sardines, marinated in garlic, horseradish and cumin....

15) From: Demian Ebert
With your coffee?! Wow.
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16) From: Brent - SC/TO Roasting
Cumin??  Now, if you meant cayenne (with Iskandar Triple Pick), I see
where your cumin from!  :)
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17) From: Andy Thomas
I generally prefer coffee by itself. To me, most food
flavors either clash or mask the flavors of the
coffee. That said, an exception is eggs. A mess of
scrambled eggs and toast seems to enhance the coffee.
Sweets mask the natural sweetness of coffee. Spicy
food ruins any subtle flavors in coffee (or anything
else). 
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18) From: Steve Hay
I've found that sweets can enhance the natural sweetness of coffee.  For
example, I had a donut with some Guat Huehue the other day and I could
really taste the chocolate (in the coffee).  Same thing happened with the
Columbia FNC Excelsio.
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19) From: Aaron
Just what I need, a massive sugar rush, .. that and a strong cup of 
coffee and ill be bouncing around here like a ritalyn child, however 
after seeing that marshmallow recipie im sorry but I just HAVE to try 
it.  I have plenty of vanilla beans left over from last years harvest 
and I can do them up real good I bet.
thanks for the link.
aaron

20) From: Aaron Peterson
I love plain cheescake with a dollup of fresh sour cream.  The thin
dried layer of sour cream thing is okay, but a bit of fresh is sooo
much better.
I agree the food with coffee wouldn't be a good idea if I were
cupping.  But I don't always want to cup my coffee.  Sometimes I want
to enjoy it without giving it my full attention.  That's when I like
to find some cheescake :-)
Aaron Peterson
Versailles, KY

21) From: Tara Kollas
Okay - here's my entry for what not to eat with coffee - south beach diet
wheat thins.  Actually, just don't eat them, period.  Sorry, that was this
morning's breakfast selection and it was pretty bad.
I agree with Steve, though, that sweets are a perfect pair with coffee.  I
don't like anything to spiced, though (like anything with a lot of cinnamon
in it) - I think it tends to interfere with the coffee flavor too much.

22) From: Kit Anderson
Steel cut oatmeal, fresh ground flax seed, a touch of cinnamon and 
ground ginger, and lots of dried cherries.
Who would have thought tastes good and healthy go in the same sentence?
(Actually, I prefer dark Belgian chocolate or cigars with my coffee.)
Kit
runs with scissors, plays with food
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23) From: Brian Kamnetz
I keep Twizzlers Strawberry Twists at my desk and often
absent-mindedly munch on them. When I forget I'm drinking coffee and
munch into a Twist, I have repeatedly found that even with the best
coffee (maybe ESPECIALLY with the best coffee), Twizzlers Strawberry
Twists just don't taste very good.
Brian "wish I'd stop forgetting that" Kamnetz
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24) From: Scot Murphy
On |Mar 25, at 2:45 PM|Mar 25, Brian Kamnetz wrote:
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I have a similar reaction when, once in a while, I take a gulp of  
coffee with a wintergreen BreathSaver in my mouth.
Scot "mmm! mediciny!" Murphy


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